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Sunday, October 17th, 2021


October 17, 2021


Prelude- Comfort My People by Steve Bell

Do you know, have you not heard Has it been told you from the first Have you not understood From the forming of the earth He sits enthroned above the world And spreads the heavens like a tent A place for us to live in, A place for all to live


Refrain

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hands Do you know Who has marked off the heavens With the breath of His word Do you know Comfort my people, Comfort my people Says the Lord


He brought out the starry host One by one He called them by name Why do you still complain That He doesn’t know your ways Lift your eyes And look to see Who created all of these And never more complain That He doesn’t know your ways


Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hands Do you know Who has marked off the heavens With the breath of His word Do you know Comfort my people Comfort my people Says the Lord

Acknowledgement


Welcome


Gathering Hymn- Worship The Lord

Refrain Worship the Lord, (Worship the Lord) Worship the Creator, the Spirit, the Son, Raising our hands (Raising our hands) in devotion to God who is one!


Raising our hands as a sign of rejoicing, and with our lips our togetherness voicing, Giving ourselves to a life of creativeness, Worship and work must be one. Worship the Lord, (Worship the Lord) Worship the Creator, the Spirit, the Son, Raising our hands (Raising our hands) in devotion to God who is one!


Praying and training that we be a blessing, and by our work we are daily expressing: We are committed to serving humanity, Worship and work must be one. Worship the Lord, (Worship the Lord) Worship the Creator, the Spirit, the Son, Raising our hands (Raising our hands) in devotion to God who is one!


Called to be partners with God in creation, Honouring Christ as the Lord of the nation, We must be ready for risk and for sacrifice, Worship and work must be one. Worship the Lord, (Worship the Lord) Worship the Creator, the Spirit, the Son, Raising our hands (Raising our hands) in devotion to God who is one!


Bringing the bread and the wine to the table, Asking that we may be led and enabled, Truly united to find new community, Worship and work must be one. Worship the Lord, (Worship the Lord) Worship the Creator, the Spirit, the Son, Raising our hands (Raising our hands) in devotion to God who is one!


Now in response to the life you are giving, Help us, O spirit, to offer our living, Seeking a just and a healing society, Worship and work must be one. Worship the Lord, (Worship the Lord) Worship the Creator, the Spirit, the Son, Raising our hands (Raising our hands) in devotion to God who is one!


Gathering (from "We Celebrate…”)

Do not take life or yourselves too seriously. Live now. In each moment expect a miracle. Enjoy creation.


Look around you and see the beauty and wonder of this day and in this gathering!


Look around you and see the joy, the possibilities of this day to live and love.


We refuse to die before we die and rather live life to the fullest as best we can!


We celebrate the whole of life!

We receive fragments of holiness, glimpses of eternity, brief moments of insight. Let us gather them up for the precious gifts that they are and, renewed by their grace, move boldly into the unknown. Amen


The Gloria- by Bruce Carlson

Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Laudamus te, Laudamus te. We praise You, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You.


Domine Deus Qui tollis peccata mundi. Qui sedes ad dexteram patris Quoniam tu solus sanctus Cum Sancto Spiritu.

Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Laudamus te, Laudamus te. We praise You, we bless You, we worship You, we glorify You.

Domine Deus Qui tollis peccata mundi. Qui sedes ad dexteram patris Quoniam tu solus sanctus Cum Sancto Spiritu. Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo!


The Collect

Almighty and ever living God, increase in us your gift of faith, that forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to what is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen


The Proclamation of the Word

A reading from the book Job (38.1–7)

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

‘Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

Listen for the leading of the Spirit Thanks be to God



Psalm 104.1–9, 25, 37b Refrain O Lord, be not far from me.


Bless the Lord, O my soul; O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness! You are clothed with majesty and splendour. You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak and spread out the heavens like a curtain. You lay the beams of your chambers in the waters above; you make the clouds your chariot; you ride on the wings of the wind. You make the winds your messengers and flames of fire your servants. You have set the earth upon its foundations, o that it never shall move at any time.

O Lord, be not far from me.


You covered it with the deep as with a mantle; the waters stood higher than the mountains. At your rebuke they fled; at the voice of your thunder they hastened away. They went up into the hills and down to the valleys beneath, to the places you had appointed for them. You set the limits that they should not pass; they shall not again cover the earth.

O Lord, be not far from me.


Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, creatures both small and great. Hallelujah!

O Lord, be not far from me.


A Reading from the letter to the Hebrews 5.1–10

Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness; and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. And one does not presume to take this honour, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was.

So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you’; as he says also in another place, ‘You are a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchizedek.’

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

Listen for the leading of the Spirit Thanks be to God


Gradual Hymn- Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, CP 374

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne. alleluia! his the triumph, his the victory alone. Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood; Jesus, out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood.


Alleluia! Not as orphans are we left in sorrow now; alleluia! he is near us, faith believes, nor questions how. Though the cloud from sight received him, when the forty days were o'er, shall our hearts forget his promise, "I am with you evermore”?


Alleluia! Bread of heaven, thou on earth our food, our stay; alleluia! here the sinful flee to thee from day to day; Intercessor, Friend of sinners, earth's Redeemer, plead for me, where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea.


Alleluia! King eternal, thee the Lord of lords we own; alleluia! Born of Mary, earth thy footstool, heaven thy throne. Thou within the veil hast entered, robed in flesh, our great high priest; thou on earth both priest and victim In the eucharistic feast.


Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne. alleluia! his the triumph, his the victory alone. Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood; Jesus, out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood.


The Gospel

The Lord be with you and also with you

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (10.35–45)

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’ They replied, ‘We are able.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.’

When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, ‘You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’

The Gospel of Christ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ


Homily


Affirmation of Faith (Reaching for Rainbows, Ann Weems)

We believe in God, in Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit and in you and in me.

We believe the Holy Spirit has freed us to worship as a community.

We believe the Holy Spirit works through

balloons and ministers

daisies and wiggly children

clanging symbols and silence

drama and the unexpected

choirs and banners

touching and praying

spontaneity and planning

faith and doubt

tears and laughter

leading and supporting

hugging and kneeling

dancing and stillness

applauding and giving

creativity and plodding

words and listening

holding and letting go

thank you and help me

Scripture and alleluias

agonizing and celebrating

accepting and caring

through you and through me

through Love.

We believe God’s Holy Spirit lives in this community of dancing

hand-holding people where lines of age and politics and

life-styles are crossed.

We believe in praising God for Life.

We believe in responding to God’s grace and love and justice for all people.

We believe in the poetry within each of us.

We believe in dreams and visions.

We believe in old people running and children leading.

We believe in the Kingdom of God within us.

We believe in Love.


Prayers of Intercession (The Pattern of Our Days: Liturgies and resources for worship; Edited by Kathy Galloway)


Lord Jesus, Teacher, Provider this is what you want us to learn not the world’s wisdom, but God’s and so we pray: awaken us to our need of you in our lives And you will give us your life

Move us with sorrow for the sorrow of the world And you will make us strong through our tears

Give us the humility to admit our failures And you will bring treasure out of them

Make us hungry for justice as we work to eradicate hunger for all And you will give us food that lasts

Help us to see others through your eyes that our vision will again and again be yours And you will show us ourselves with love


Specific petitions and celebrations are offered at this time


Show us how to practise what we preach And we will see good, and God in everyone

Support us in standing firm for truth and justice, even when it costs And the truth will also make us free.Amen, and Amen


The Peace


The Peace Hymn: The Trees of the Field- CP 662

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.

The mountains and the hills

Will break forth before you.

There’ll be shouts of joy

And all the trees of the field will clap,

Will clap their hands.

And all the trees of the field will clap their hands,

The trees of the field will clap their hands.

The trees of the field will clap their hands,

While you go out with joy.


You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.

The mountains and the hills

Will break forth before you.

There’ll be shouts of joy

And all the trees of the field will clap,

Will clap their hands.


You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.

The mountains and the hills

Will break forth before you.

There’ll be shouts of joy

And all the trees of the field will clap,

Will clap their hands.


The Peace of our God, in Jesus be with us all. With each other, with us all, and with all creation. Amen.


Offering Hymn- Where Were You? By Shawn Whelan

“Where were you when the universe sprang to life?

Where were you when I made the day and the night?

Where were you when the morning stars sang, to all the heavens’ delight?”


“Have you walked into the springs of the sea?

Have you dwelled where the gates of death are revealed?

Have your minds yet comprehended the breadth of all that I see?”


O God, you breathe through all time and space.

O God, we know you here in this place.

Help us learn to sit in silence, to open up to your grace.


Ooh-ooh ooh- - - ooh. Ooh- ooh ooh-ooh. Ooh- ooh ooh-ooh- - - - - - ooh.


“Do you know the mountain goat in the wild?

Do you know the way she nurtures her child?

Do you know the way I treasure the earth that you have defiled?”


“O behold the birds of air that I feed.

O behold the deadly toll of your greed.

O behold the sparrow falling, and all that you never heed.”


O God, your beauty all round us shines.

O God, we’re breaking your good design.

Help us learn a humble spirit, before we run out of time.

O God, we pray you make us anew

O God, our damage help us undo

Help us hear your call to change as we tend creation with you

Help us hear your call to change as we tend creation with you



Prayer over the Gifts

Eternal God, your word inspires our faith. May we who offer you our praise trust you in all things. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.


Eucharistic Prayer

May God be with you.

And also with you.


Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to God.


Let us give thanks to God our Creator.

It is right to offer thanks and praise.


Holy God, Lover of creation,

we give you thanks and praise

for in the ocean of your steadfast love

you bear us and place the song

of your Spirit in our hearts.


When we turn from your love and defile the earth,

you do not abandon us.

Your Spirit speaks through Huldah and Micah,

through prophets, sages, and saints in every age,

to confront our sin

and reveal the vision of your new creation.


Joining in the song of the universe

we proclaim your glory singing:


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth of your glory are full. Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one, who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth of your glory are full. Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.



Gracious God, in the fullness of time

you sent Jesus the Christ to share

our fragile humanity.

Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection

you open the path from brokenness to health,

from fear to trust,

from pride and conceit to reverence for you.


Rejected by a world that could not bear the Gospel of life,

Jesus knew death was near.

His head anointed for burial by an unknown woman,

Jesus gathered together those who loved him.

He took bread, gave thanks to you,

broke it and gave it to his friends, saying,

“Take and eat: this is my body which is given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.”


After supper, Jesus took the cup of wine,

gave you thanks, and said

“Drink this all of you,

this is my blood of the new covenant

which is shed for you and for many.

Whenever you drink it,

do this for the remembrance of me.”


And now we gather at this table

in response to his commandment,

to share the bread and cup of Christ’s undying love,

and to proclaim our faith.


Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.


Breathe your Holy Spirit,

the wisdom of the universe,

upon these gifts that we bring to you:

this bread, this cup,

ourselves, our souls and bodies,

that we may be signs of your love

for all the world and

ministers of your transforming purpose.


Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all glory is yours, Creator of all,

and we bless your holy name for ever. Amen


The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our sins. As we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.


The Breaking of the Bread

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

We, being many, are one body, for we all share in the one bread


Today, Christ meets us at the table. Today, salvation comes to everyone, everywhere. These are the gifts of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God


The Communion

Communion Music-Instrumental

Prayer after Communion

God of peace, you have nourished us in this sacrament with the body and blood of Christ. May we who have taken holy things keep faith in our hearts and lives, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen


The Doxology

Glory to God,

whose power, working in us,

can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.

Glory to God from generation to generation,

in the Church and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen


The Blessing


Announcements


Closing Hymn- Guide My Feet CP 513

Guide my feet

While I run this race.

Guide my feet

While I run this race.

Guide my feet

While I run this race,

For I don’t want to run this race in vain!


Hold my hand

While I run this race.

Hold my hand

While I run this race.

Hold my hand

While I run this race,

For I don’t want to run this race in vain!


Stand by me

While I run this race.

Stand by me

While I run this race.

Stand by me

While I run this race,

For I don’t want to run this race in vain!


I’m your child

While I run this race.

I’m your child

While I run this race.

I’m your child

While I run this race,

For I don’t want to run this race in vain!


Search my heart

While I run this race.

Search my heart

While I run this race.

Search my heart

While I run this race,

For I don’t want to run this race in vain!


Guide my feet

While I run this race.

Guide my feet

While I run this race.

Guide my feet

While I run this race,

For I don’t want to run this race in vain!



The Dismissal

As we prepare to leave this sacred space where we have gathered together, let us return to our homes, our work and our school enlivened and renewed.

Thanks be to God Alleluia


Postlude- Bless the Lord/10000 Reasons by Matt Redman & Jonas Myrin

Refrain Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul, worship His holy Name. Sing like never before, O my soul. I’ll worship Your holy Name.

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning; It’s time to sing Your song again. Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, Let me be singing when the evening comes.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul, worship His holy Name. Sing like never before, O my soul. I’ll worship Your holy Name.

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger, Your Name is great and Your heart is kind; For all Your goodness I will keep on singing, Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul, worship His holy Name. Sing like never before, O my soul. I’ll worship Your holy Name.

And on that day when my strength is failing, The end draws near and my time has come; Still my soul sings Your praise unending, Ten thousand years and then forevermore.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul, worship His holy Name. Sing like never before, O my soul. I’ll worship Your holy Name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul, worship His holy Name. Sing like never before, O my soul. I’ll worship Your holy Name.


Yes, I will worship your holy name

Lord, I’ll worship your holy name